AUDITION

UPCOMING AUDITION

DATE/DAY:             Saturday, July 2, 2016

TIME:                       10:00AM - 12:00PM

LOCATION:              New York Live Arts, 219 West 19th Street, NY, NY 10011


PRE-AUDITION REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  PLEASE READ ALL THE INFORMATION BELOW BEFORE REGISTERING FOR THE AUDITION.


A ONE-WEEK PAID CONTRACT WILL BE OFFERED IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE AUDITION.  PERFORMERS WILL ALSO RECEIVE PHOTOS AND VIDEOS OF THEIR PERFORMANCES.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

BalaSole Dance Company is currently seeking high-calibered male and female solo dance artists (of all shapes, sizes, ages, ethnicities, styles and backgrounds) to perform their own short 3-4 minute solo pieces, as well as collaborative ensemble pieces, for its Summer 2016 concert at the Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater in New York City on August 13 & 14, 2016.

BalaSole Dance Company is especially looking for unique and uplifting pieces/solos for its concert seasons. 


The first part of the audition will involve learning a short group combination.  The second part will involve presentations of short solo pieces (3-4 minutes MAXIMUM) to be performed in the company's Summer 2016 concert.  Please bring your costume and music, and DO NOT attend the above audition if your solo is unfinished.  During the audition, emphasis will be given to artistry.  An advanced proficiency in either modern, contemporary, jazz, or ballet is required.

Self-choreographed solo pieces are preferred, but not required. Written permission must be obtained in advance from the choreographer if a solo piece is not self-choreographed.

Artists 16-17 years of age, foreign artists, as well as artists who do not have a solo or are not selected at the audition, have another opportunity to perform in the company's ensemble pieces by participating in our Emerging & Re-Emerging Artist Workshop (August 5, 2016 from 8-10PM).  Visit the "Events" page of our website for details and instructions on participating in the workshop.  (Participation in BalaSole's Emerging & Re-Emerging Artist Program is a non-paid performance opportunity that provides artists an opportunity to gain experience performing on a professional stage/venue.)

Because of limited space, advance registration is mandatory and will be held at a first-come, first-served basis.  Please complete, sign, and send your registration form by email (info@balasoledance.org), fax (646-530-8565), or text image (347-328-7694).  CLICK HERE to access the REGISTRATION FORM.  Upon registration, send an electronic copy of your head shot, dance shot, bio, and résumé to info@balasoledance.org.


REHEARSAL & PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

This project requires 8 days of commitment for rehearsals and performances as shown below.  Due to the short duration of this project and the availability of space, the rehearsal dates and times are NOT NEGOTIABLE.

          Aug. 6 (Sat.)        4:00PM-10:00PM - Manhattan, NY
          Aug. 7 (Sun.)       11:00AM-6:00PM - Bronx, NY
          Aug. 8 (Mon.)     4:00PM-8:00PM - Bronx, NY
          Aug. 9 (Tue.)       OFF
          Aug. 10 (Wed.)   4:00PM-8:00PM - Bronx, NY
          Aug. 11 (Thu.)    4:00PM-8:00PM - Bronx, NY
          Aug. 12 (Fri.)      4:00PM-8:00PM - Bronx, NY
          Aug. 13 (Sat.)      1:00PM-9:30PM (Tech & Dress Rehearsal; Show at 8PM) - Manhattan, NY
          Aug. 14 (Sun.)     5:00PM-9:30PM (Informal Rehearsal; Show at 8PM) - Manhattan, NY


REGISTRATION/CONTACT:

               Call 212-252-2462 or email info@balasoledance.org


IMPORTANT NOTES:

               Each artist selected to perform in the concert is required
               to sign a contract as an independent contractor and must be
               available for rehearsals for one week prior to the concert.
               The written permission from the choreographer(s) must be
               furnished upon execution of the contract.  Head shots, dance
               photos, and bios of the selected artists will be posted
               immediately on the BalaSole Dance Company website.

               Each artist must also have a valid legal documentation
               allowing employment in the United States.

               Foreign artists who do not have valid legal working papers cannot
               be hired as contracted artists/soloists.  However, these artists can
               perform in BalaSole concerts via its Emerging/Re-Emerging Artist
               Program (refer to the "Events" or "Programs" page for details)
               or Guest Artist Program. Both programs provide a non-paid
               performance opportunity and artist visibility at a prominent venue.

               At this time BalaSole Dance Company has not yet secured its
               Certificate of Eligibility from New York State to employ
               minors (anyone under the age of 18).
               
               BalaSole Dance Company is an inclusive dance company that
               does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, and
               physical attributes. 

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FOR INFORMATION OR BOOKING,
CONTACT:
info@balasoledance.org
347-328-7010

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